Age 55-64 + Breast Reconstruction Q&A

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Will I Need a Breast Augmentation Again 10 Years Later?

My doctor is recommending implants on my right breast after my mastectomy. I asked him if in 10-12 yrs (i would be 70-72) I would need another surgery? READ MORE

Sjogren's and Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

My 57 year old friend has a mild case of Sjogren's. She also had a Mastectomy. She would like to have Breast Reconstruction. One doctor turned her... READ MORE

Reconstruction after mastectomy and radiation

I had a right mastectomy in March of this year and was planning on having immediate reconstruction; however, one of the lymph nodes had a tiny bit of... READ MORE

Best Option for 60 Yr. Old After Bilateral Mascetomy?

I am in good health other than the cancer and will not require post surgicial radiation or chemo. I am over weight at 140 pounds and am 5'3" tall. I... READ MORE

Had Breast Cancer, Had Lumpectomy, Don't Take Cancer Drugs, Can't Take Hormones, Thyroid Level Normal, Hot and Cold Flashes Are

Had breast cancer,had lumpectomy, don't take cancer drugs, can't take hormones, thyroid levels are all normal range. I have severe hot flashes.... READ MORE

6 Months Post Op Breast Reconstruction, Radiated Side Shrank, other Tram Larger, Being Told Reduction?

6 months post op,reconstruction/with trams, radiated side shrank,other side much larger, am being told reducing the left is not an option in going for... READ MORE

After breast reconstruction with silicone implants and fat grafting, when and how should massage be done?

I am 61, 5'1" 105 lbs. and had 260 ml implants and some fat grafting. I'm unclear about how much massage, how to do it, how often and for how long. READ MORE

What is the largest silicone implant on the market? My ps told me 800 cc is the biggest silicone implants made.

I am 57 years old and had a double mastectomy. I wore about a 38 D Prior to breast cancer. I had the expander exchange 5/17/16. Prior to surgery he... READ MORE

Can your body reject tissue expanders? Is there a formula for expansion cc's to implant size equaling final cup size? (Photo)

Dianosed with DCIS in right breast, class 3 , her2nue receptor, cancer cells removed during biopsy - elected to have bilateral masectomy with... READ MORE

56 years and had breast cancer implants, but due to radiation it is hard and has a dimple. Can it be made to look better?(Photo)

What i would like to know can the dimpled scar made look more better because when i bend you see a hole in the breast or should i have a new implant? READ MORE

Bilateral W TE,chem, Radiaition. Was 40C Now Want B's but PS Want to Use 500cc for Implant. Why?

Why would she want to use 500cc when they look and feel so big to me. I am 60 years old and don't need to look perky. I am not sure I even want to... READ MORE

Any concerns or recommendations for me based on info below? My Breasts look crooked because of severe scoliosis. (Photo)

I'm having preventative double Mastectomy in May. Surgeon wants to put in 800cc's to replace my droopy large B, small C Breasts. Silicone. Under the... READ MORE

Can I pay for reconstructive surgery even if I smoke?

I had a single mastectomy 2 years ago. I had breast implants when I was 26 years old, i'm now 60. I was informed that because I smoke insurance... READ MORE

I am a 63 yr woman. 5 yrs ago I had a bilateral with reconstruction. I have silicone implants. I recently had an ultrasound.

Ultrasound showed abnormalities of the right implant. I have been experiencing pain and feeling little bumps on the right-side. It also seems to be... READ MORE

Can a DIEP flap surgery lead to leg lymphadema?

57 yr old, radical unilateral mastectomy in 2000 with 15 yr. old saline now have grade 3 capsular contracure. I am a non-diabetic, non-smoker, non... READ MORE

Do you think autologus reconstruction would help my left breast? (photos)

I had radiation 13 years ago. Was having my left breast enlarged to match my right breast when the surgery went horribly wrong because lack of blood... READ MORE

OC California Lady needs Dbl Mas Reconstruction Brava aft or Lat Back Flap? Which would you do for your daughter/wife? (Photo)

HI, I have thin skin& leftside was radiated 28 days. Had dbl Mas & have current expanders @ apx480 PS says skin looks good but thin & diep not an... READ MORE

DIEP breast reconstruction possible after umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

Hello, I recently discovered I'm brca 2 positive at 55 years old with not ever having had cancer. I plan to do a bilateral mastectomy with DIEP... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for DIEP flap? Is Risk Reducing Bilateral Mastectomy overkill?

BRCA 2 positive (Jewish). 58 y.o. No personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Interested in risk reducing bilat. mastectomy with diep... READ MORE

Wrinkling in Tram flap. Any suggestions? (photos)

October 21st 2015 had a mastectomy with immediate muscle sparing TRAM flap reconstruction. happy with the results except for the wrinkling in the... READ MORE

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